Chocolate mousse

  • Time cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Yield Serves: 12

Ingredients

    10 ounces semi sweet chocolate
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup water
    6 egg yolks
    2 cups heavy cream
    6 egg whites
    1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1/4 cup Cognac (optional)

Preparation

    Melt semi sweet chocolate over a double boiler. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Boil to a temperature of 225 degrees. Beat egg yolks in an electric mixing bowl until creamy.
    Gradually pour hot syrup over egg yolk mixture while whisking. Continue mixing until cool.
    In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream to a firm consistency. Fold cream and chocolate into the egg yolk mixture.
    In a mixing bowl, whip egg whites with cream of tartar to a medium stiff consistency. Fold into chocolate mousse together with the cognac. spoon mousse into a clear glass serving bowl or into individual serving glasses. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
    Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
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